Tuesday, September 06, 2005

NY Times Disses Eerily Prescient Blogger

Greetings Luskinites and TimesWatchers!

No time for a long entry tonight, but I thought you would enjoy this correction (scroll all the way down). In the context of a largely positive article about blogger Brendan Loy, who issued a series of increasingly urgent warnings about Katrina days before the storm hit the coast, the Times managed to (inadvertently, I assume?) diss his fiancee:

An article in Business Day about Brendon Loy, the Notre Dame student who was one of the earliest to sound the alarm about the potential threat to New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina, misstated the name of Mr. Loy's dog. It is Robbie, not Becky (which is his fiancée's name).

While that is merely amusing, I was not quite as happy about the lede:
One of the earliest and perhaps clearest alarms about Hurricane Katrina's potential threat to New Orleans was sounded not by the Weather Channel or a government agency but by a self-described weather nerd sitting on a couch in Indiana with a laptop computer and a remote control.
Now, what other major institution failed to sound the alarm, but is somehow not mentioned here? Hmmmm.....


Blogger Goesh said...

Can't we blame the Jews for this? I mean, some say they caused the recent tsunami via testing bombs underwater near a dense, muslim population. If we dig deep enough, I'm sure we will see Mossad's hand at play here in thwarting the warnings and secretly encouraging people not to flee a coastal area below sea level and bordered by a massive lake held in check with earthen dikes.

6:57 AM  
Blogger who, me? said...

Y'know, I had never heard of Brendan Loy, but picked up his Katrina warnings on Thursday or Friday before the storm from general references in the blogosphere.

Why did I, sitting here in Texas reading my daily dose, know, when the bleeping NYTimes did not?

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked the post. You write well. Keep writing!!

This is Joshua from Israeli Uncensored News

12:18 AM  

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